Smallest Day - Personal Digital Archiving

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A talk about my family's experience with digitizing and organizing our photos, document, movies, etc.

Presented at the 2011 Personal Digital Archiving conference, at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. #PDA2011

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Smallest Day - Personal Digital Archiving

  1. 1. Te Smallest Day A geek & his dad digitizing the family archives.(How all things fash! How all things fare!)What am I now that I was then?May memory restore again and againTe smallest color of the smallest day:Time is the school in which we learn,Time is the fre in which we burn.Delmore Schwartz “Calmly we walk through this Aprils day”
  2. 2. Te Smallest 210 , 24 Day 0x A geek & his dad digitizing the family archives.(How all things fash! How all things fare!)What am I now that I was then?May memory restore again and againTe smallest color of the smallest day:Time is the school in which we learn,Time is the fre in which we burn.Delmore Schwartz “Calmly we walk through this Aprils day”
  3. 3. Who is this?
  4. 4. Talk Outline SPECSTECHNICALPROBLEMSPERSONAL
  5. 5. SPECS
  6. 6. SPECSWhy digitize?
  7. 7. SPECS Why digitize?Wedding Pictures Fading
  8. 8. SPECS 19,412 scans 600 dpi 20% Geo-tagged 90% Face-tagged274 People tagged 68 home movies54 audio recordings
  9. 9. SPECS
  10. 10. SPECSvideo
  11. 11. SPECS
  12. 12. TECHNICAL
  13. 13. TECHNICAL
  14. 14. TECHNICALOur tools
  15. 15. TECHNICALDumb sofware (HP!)
  16. 16. TECHNICALDragon NaturallySpeaking
  17. 17. TECHNICAL
  18. 18. TECHNICALWAR DEPARTMENTManila P.I.June 19, 1941Dear Mother,Well here I am back ant work again. Boyit sure does feel good. I just got out ofthe hospital day before yesterday. Amnot busy right now so thought I wouldwrite again.Am I writing often enough for you now?About four times a month. I cant think ofmuch to write about except that I am welland happy. I will try to send you mypictures this month if I can. I am onlydrawing $30.00 a month right now and itdont go very far. Expect to make a
  19. 19. TECHNICAL
  20. 20. PROBLEMS
  21. 21. PROBLEMSFacetagging ancestors Python GEDCOM Script Outlook
  22. 22. PROBLEMS
  23. 23. PROBLEMS?
  24. 24. PROBLEMS
  25. 25. PROBLEMS SmallestDay Project● Open-Source, Wordpress-style● All media types● Login-agnostic● Scan-to-Web● Mechanical Turk transcription● Wiki-style collaboration● Syncd to individuals Interested to help? Contact me! stan@wanderingstan.com
  26. 26. PROBLEMS
  27. 27. PERSONAL
  28. 28. PERSONALScreen Saver Killer App
  29. 29. PERSONALUseful
  30. 30. PERSONALTen and now
  31. 31. PERSONAL
  32. 32. PERSONALUncle Bob
  33. 33. PERSONAL
  34. 34. PERSONAL
  35. 35. PERSONAL
  36. 36. PERSONAL2nd task of Aging Carl Jung
  37. 37. PERSONALWorking Together
  38. 38. SPECS TECHNICAL PROBLEMS PERSONAL(How all things fash! How all things fare!) Stan JamesWhat am I now that I was then? stan@wanderingstan.comMay memory restore again and againTe smallest color of the smallest day: wanderingstan.comTime is the school in which we learn, @wanderingstanTime is the fre in which we burn.Delmore Schwartz “Calmly we walk through this Aprils day”

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